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Tidal wave heading for England

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:42 pm

Tidal wave heading for England

Tidal wave heading for England's east coast poses 'extreme danger to life'

I post this -- off Drudge originally -- for all the affection I have for my British comrades at this great site of ours

news Linky

( i know i cant fiqure out how to post a link -- so I am a lame horse ?? )

Made the link clickable

Edited by - Finalday on 11/8/2007 3:59:11 PM

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:11 pm

There was some crusty made for TV movie with Robert Carlyle (what the hell happened to his career?) that the missus made me watch about this exact thing. It was awful, the movie that is, the flood would've been too...if it were real.

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:13 pm

I love the reporting style, no mention of whether its a spring or neaps tide, and they say "9ft higher than normal" without saying whether this is normal tide vs spring, or normal spring tide height

I am, of course, assuming that it's a spring tide with severe gale winds whipping the sea up at the same time? Maybe wrong, but that article is just written to scare monger. We seem obsessed with portraying things in the worst light possible to give a shock and startle affect :/

By the way, if i wake up tomorrow and 200 people are dead... i reserve the right to say "oh bugger did I talk out my ass!"

Edited by - Chips on 11/8/2007 3:16:51 PM

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:03 pm

Not to down play the potential devastation, ...but

"Hey rabbit, you been stiring the bath water again in an effert to take out the enemy?"

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:33 pm

I knew that someone would bring me into this! Grr! And for the record, I am not responsible. Esquilaxitavian scientists have hypothesised that although it is possible that a rabbit hopped in just the right place, causing a minor tectonic shift that in turn started a chain reaction igniting an underwater volcano, thus resulting in tidal waves off England's coast, it is highly improbable. *Notices sceptical glances* What?

Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:45 am

Jugged rabbit anyone?

Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:03 am

drowned hare, you mean

pah, as long as it floods central London and a load of poncy Southerners, I have no great qualms - besides, I live on a hill inland, the only way I'm goign to flood is if I leave the bathtaps running again.

edit - but it turned out to be all *overblown" hyped-up BBC scaremongering nonsense, again - quite literally a storm in a teacup.

Edited by - Tawakalna on 11/9/2007 5:38:42 AM

Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:31 pm

I was down at folkestone harbour, snapping away, made for interesting long exposures, other than that nothing much was happening.

Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:05 pm

Equinox early October ... r/equinox/

Edited by - sycho warrior on 11/9/2007 1:18:23 PM

Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:45 pm

"News" produced by the British media is "overblown" and "hyped-up"? *Gasp* Say it ain't so?!?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:53 am

well; the floods were a damp squib, but it's gone really cold; unf Mrs Taw wouldn't let me go out and get any coal, but i repaired the boiler and now we have central heating again (until i turn it off in February, weather permitting)

PW - why does Umboto Gorge-by-the-Sea look like Whitby?

Edited by - Tawakalna on 11/10/2007 11:39:55 AM

Post Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:44 am

*wonder what is rotten in Denmark this time*

I have no idea Pete, you guys copied it from us probably

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